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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Health Headlines: How Concerned Should We Be?

Ebola confirmed in U.S.    Uh-oh! How many people were exposed before the patient ended up in the hospital?

Rare respiratory virus spreading among kids   Is there any correlation between massive immigration and dispersion of children around the country?

Mosquito virus coming from Caribbean spreading in U.S.  

Are we facing the plagues, America? Maybe a little repentance is in order.

How come....?

I was just reading a columnist who is all gung-ho on physician-assisted suicide. It's compassionate; it eliminates suffering; it's death with dignity.

So how come using the same means to kill convicted serial killers is cruel and unusual punishment...often fails and requires multiple attempts to kill while the person seizures, vomits, etc?

I'm not a big fan of capital punishment, but I'm just wondering how the same method of killing is so right for the innocent and so wrong for the guilty. Can you explain it to me?

Monday, September 29, 2014

Thinking and Praying about the Upcoming Synod on the Family

We all better be praying hard because the signs of confusion and division about the upcoming synod are worrisome. Here's what Robert Royal wrote recently and he's pretty sensible. Yes, it does seem we are "on the way to a troubled synod." Having lived through the chaos of Vatican II and its aftermath, the thought of going back there gives me nightmares. Royal describes "important cardinals openly attacking one another, something not seen since Vatican II." That statement alone should send Catholics to their knees because it echoes the warning Our Lady gave the world at Akita. "The work of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals opposing cardinals, bishops against bishops." That is coming true in spades!

Please pray! The synod begins on October 8th, the day after the Feast of the Holy Rosary commemorating the defeat of the Muslims at the Battle of Lepanto in 1571. It seems the new threats come, not from outside the Church, but from within.

You can read more about the Synod at the USCCB website.

Incest is a Fundamental Right?

Incest a 'fundamental right', German committee says

Hey, whatever floats your boat. Pedophilia? There are plenty of psychos (oops, psychiatrists) who say it's perfectly fine and can even benefit children. (See here.) Unless, of course, the child molester happens to wear a Roman collar. 

It's coming, folks...along with polygamy, polyamory, and  any other sexual arrangement you can imagine. Once virtual reality and porno-imagination go mainstream, everyone is expected to subscribe to an ugly, politically correct lie. Living in the real world becomes perverse and unacceptable..... 

...which reminds me of a Twilight Zone Episode. To some people anal sex, pedophilia, and unbridled lust are beautiful!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sunday Meditation: You Can't Emote Your Way to Christ!

A guest meditation today from my sister Carol. Thanks for the reminder, Sis! 
If you think feeling and emoting are the way to Christ...well..that is a major error.
Feelings for the most part are very untrustworthy..Please note that fact..feelings are not always trustworthy....I can feel like bopping someone in the nose but I am not to act on that because one is supposed to "put one's brain into gear" and control the action that would be taken on that feeling if left to go unchecked...

Saturday, September 27, 2014

First Friday and First Saturday Are Coming Up....

So today is a good day to go to Confession in preparation. We have visiting grandchildren and will all go for a spiritual bath.

"Oh my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee...."

Do you know the promises that come with the First Friday devotion? Check them out here. 

Check out the First Saturday devotion here

God is so generous in offering us many opportunities to grow closer to Himself. Think how much He loves you and rejoice by spending time with Him and with Our Blessed Mother.

Friday, September 26, 2014

And You Thought the Left Hated Censorship

Christians purged from California School Libraries

Well, let's see...The superintendent says, "We do not purchase sectarian educational materials and do not allow sectarian materials on our state-authorized lending shelves.”

That means she will have to also purge:
  • all religious books written by Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, etc.
  • So good-bye Martin Luther King
  • Mahatma Ghandi
  • Einstein (His writing is full of faith.)
  • Classics like The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Les Miserables
  • Narnia tales of C.S. Lewis
  • all biographies of Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, etc.
  • All the biographies, speeches, and writings of George Washington and most of the Founding Father, many presidents including Abraham Lincoln, etc.
  • Since the Supreme Court is now defining Witchcraft as a religion, Harry Potter is out!
Well, it won't be long before nothing is on the library shelves at all, except maybe sex ed texts, pornography, Saul Alinsky, Marx, and Lenin...oh, and biographies of Barack Obama. 

Pacific Justice Institute is representing a parent who objected to the purge. 

This idiocy certainly gives one more reason to home school. Your kids can't grow and thrive in an anti-intellectual, anti-Christian environment of censorship. 

Saddle Up and Don't Forget Your Rosary!

This episode of The Vortex brought back some great memories of a Catholic Media Coalition meeting several years ago where we met on a cattle ranch not far from Albuquerque. It was Springtime and calving season and a few of us rode out on horseback with the owner to check on the moms getting ready to drop their calves. The landscape looked just like the one through which Michael Voris is riding.

In many ways Catholics are in the desert these days. I think every mother and father should make it a priority to build a home that's a little oasis where the waters of grace can flow freely to make their precius little flowers thrive.

We can be fully aware of the cultural dangers and evils that confront us without losing a sense of humor or the joy in living. So take courage, pray with your family and friends, and never become discouraged or despair. Muscles only grow strong by resistance against force. Spiritual muscle is the same way. But be sure to find the oasis in the desert to refresh yourself for the continued journey!

Difficult Days Are Coming for the Church, but Never Lose Hope!

It's Friday...a good day for fasting and sacrifice. Pray for poor Holy Mother Church so battered and bruised by those who should love her most. May God have mercy on us for our laziness and laxity. "Penance, penance, penance," Our Blessed Mother said to the little shepherds of Fatima.

We would do well to remember, as Pope Pius V said, that "All the evil in the world is due to lukewarm Catholics." Don't let us be lukewarm; but be on fire for Christ! Pray with St. Teresa of Avila to be a "burning furnace of charity." And remember to fight for the faith with every ounce of your being. As Pope Pius XII reminds us:
"We belong to the Church Militant; and she is militant because on earth the powers of darkness are ever restless to encompass her destruction." 
Put on the armor of God (and a cheerful smile) every morning and prepare yourself for the day's battle. Let us pray for holy and bold shepherds to lead us in the fight under the inspiration of our twelve star general:
"Who is she who comes forth as the morning rising, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, terrible as an army dressed in battle array?"
Our Lady, help of Christians, pray for us.

Bishops Cupich? It's Worse than we Thought

Bishop Cupich: A View from Spokane

Read the article to see how Bishop Cupich:
  • gave approval to the Vagina Monologues being shown at Gonzaga University
  • undermined the seminary training
  • undermined the pro-life movement (We already reported on that.)
The author's final bit of advice?:

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Wickedness Will Never Overcome Christ

Yes, there is plenty of confusion right now coming from our shepherds. But, as Mike Voris says, the "worst case scenario" is that Christ wins. So gird yourself for the fight, but keep a smile on your face. We are not the vanquished, but the victors!

Since When Are the Catholic Hierarchy Experts on "Climate Change?"

I'm shaking my head over this latest nonsense from a high level cleric!

Holy See: moral imperative to act in face of climate change

Here's Cardinal Parolin's quote from the article:
“The scientific consensus is rather consistent and it is that, since the second half of the last century, warming of the climate system is unequivocal,” he continued. “It is a very serious problem which, as I said, has grave consequences for the most vulnerable sectors of society and, clearly, for future generations.” 
“Numerous scientific studies, moreover,

Get Ready for Health Care Rationing and Death by Neglect

Obamacare's death panel is real. It's called the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) and it will be making decisions about what kind of care is appropriate for patients, especially the elderly. To gain some insight into the reality of what's coming take a look at Ezekiel Emanuel, who recently wrote in Atlantic Magazine that he "hopes to die at 75." Emanuel kept back one important fact from his story -- he was a primary developer of Obamacare and its rationing panel. Emanuel believes that after 75 many tests and procedures shouldn't be done --- that people should "voluntarily" refuse. That's what he plans to do he claims. (Easy to say that before you're in the situation.)

But is his article just a prelude, softening people up to accept a policy of mandatory refusal made by a committee of IPAB members? "Sorry, you're hip replacement, rotator cuff repair, knee replacement, open heart surgery, etc., etc.! Take an aspirin."

The Atlantic article reminded me of another story pushing the agenda of death,

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Interesting Quotes from Bishop Cupich -- Do You Agree?

Well, maybe he was misquoted. But here's what Crux is reporting.

A Moderate Voice

Now the quotes:

Teach Your Children about True Love and the Way to Preserve It!

While looking for information about Call to Action yesterday, I happened to come across this old article from a back issue of the Les Femmes newsletter. With college recently starting and young people going off into the dens of iniquity that our college campuses have become, I thought this Mom's Letter to Her Son was worth another look.

Parents, love your children enough to tell them the plain truth!

A Mother's Letter to Her Son at College

This is Pathetically Hilarious! Does Anyone Belive Democrats Follow the Campaign Finance Laws?


How many Democrats get any punishment AT ALL for insider trading, illegal contributions, stealing stuff from the White House, raping and groping women, etc. ad nauseum? Think I will celebrate D'Souza's avoidance of prison by starting his book today, America: Imagine a World without Her.